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House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington on Monday.

Paul Ryan says GOP will continue to push for health care reform this year

‘‘We are going to keep getting at this thing,’’ the House speaker told Republican donors Monday.

From left: Jeff Apruzzese, Kyle Simmons, and Dan Smith.


It’s Bastille day as band visits Berklee

The British indie pop band stopped by Berklee College of Music on Monday afternoon.

Scarlett Johansson


Quote of the day: Scarlett Johansson

The actress appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” on Monday morning and revealed her biggest celebrity crushes.

Samantha Morton in “Harlots.”

As far from ‘Downton’ as you can get

The show, set in 18th-century London, is all about hookers, but it’s definitely not a fairy tale.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.


Tom Brady golfs with Jordan Spieth in Georgia

The Patriots quarterback said trying to beat the PGA star at golf is like trying to arm wrestle Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview

Fox News’ Sean Hannity is calling on CBS to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for “Sunday Morning.”

DJ Carnage and Rob Gronkowski entertain the crowd at Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach.


Can Gronk party with his shirt on?

Maybe not. The Patriots tight end was topless (again) at a Miami Music Week party.

Steven Tyler onstage at the Citi Wang Theatre in 2016.


Steven Tyler celebrates birthday with his granddaughter

Liv Tyler posted a picture of her dad and her daughter on his big day.

Actress Amber Tamblyn at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January.


Amber Tamblyn to make New York stage debut in play directed by the Huntington’s Peter DuBois

The actress will star in “Can You Forgive Her?”

A Bode Museum visitor took a look at the heavy gold coin ‘Big Maple Leaf’ in Berlin.

Million-dollar coin stolen from German museum

The massive 221-pound gold coin has a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars, but by weight alone, it would be worth almost $4.5 million.

Elton John (right) and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th birthday party in LA.


Robert Kraft was at Elton John’s star-studded birthday bash. Of course.

The Patriots owner has been showing up everywhere lately.

Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins NBC

Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has joined NBC News as an analyst, making his debut Monday on the “Today” show.

Adele performed at the Grammys in February.

‘I don’t know if I will ever tour again,’ Adele tells fans

Adele fans who didn’t catch her on her world tour that’s winding down may be out of luck in the future.

Seána Kerslake


Seána Kerslake’s making a name for herself

The up-and-coming Irish actress talks about visiting Boston and her starring role in the new film “A Date for Mad Mary.’’

LeAnn Rimes with chef Brendan Pelley at Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar.


Celebrities around town

Who did what where.

Sean Mannion struck a pose outside the world premiere of “Rocky Ros Muc,” the documentary about his life, at the Irish Film Festival Boston at Somerville Theatre.


Sean Mannion documentary packs the house at Irish Film Festival Boston

The film was awarded best global documentary and reportedly drew the biggest crowd in the festival’s history.

Lena Dunham


Quote of the day: Lena Dunham

The actress talks about being criticized for losing weight

From left: Sam Tanabe, Katy Sullivan, and Tonasia Jones in

Stage Review

With stellar cast, ‘Finish Line’ bears witness to tragedy, recovery

The play, based on witness accounts of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, brings a terrifying day into sharp relief.

Ms. Albright is shown with singer Frankie Laine. She played a detective’s often-stood-up girlfriend in ‘‘Peter Gunn.’’

Lola Albright, 92, sultry singer in ‘Peter Gunn’ series

Ms. Albright appeared in numerous B movies before being cast in the adult drama, which has become a cult classic.

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli attended the Christian Siriano show during New York Fashion Week last month.

Actress, producer-writer of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ get married

Actress Samira Wiley, who plays the character Poussey Washington on the show, and Lauren Morelli wedded Saturday in Palm Springs.

Koppel says Hannity is ‘bad for America’; Hannity fires back

Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is ‘‘bad for America’’ in an interview that aired Sunday.

Ben Getz and Nicole Ansari in “Sinners.’’

Stage Review

In ‘Sinners,’ it’s a man’s world in all the wrong ways

In a spirited production at TheatreLab@855, actress Nicole Ansari portrays a woman who is about to be stoned to death for committing adultery.

Tigue and Innov Gnawa joined forces for the final two pieces Friday.

Music Review

Tigue and Innov Gnawa entice, entrance

What do you get when you put three conservatory-trained percussionists and Moroccan ecstatic devotional music on the same bill?

Trisha Brown (third from left) is pictured rehearsing with members of her troupe in 1991.

Trisha Brown, choreographer who revolutionized dance in the 20th century, dies at 80

She was a standard-bearer of postmodern dance, an art form that favored natural, everyday movement over the more formal, stylized motions glorified in ballet and other genres.

Mr. Silvers at his office in 2012.

Robert Silvers, 87; edited New York Review of Books

Mr. Silvers helped create a literary magazine of lasting influence.

John Herbers, 93, journalist on front lines of civil rights reporting

Mr. Herbers wrote with urgency about church burnings and bombings in the south, and he later covered politics and urban affairs.

Quote of the day: Amber Heard

The actress spoke at The Economist’s annual Pride & Prejudice Summit in New York, and talked about coming out publicly. “It did impact my career, it was difficult. It was not easy,” she said.

LeAnn Rimes with chef Brendan Pelley at Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar on Thursday.


LeAnn Rimes spotted dining in town

A roundup of celebrity sightings and news of note.

A young girl reads a book at the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton Highlands in 2013.


New England Mobile Book Fair owner mulling options

Officials in a number of towns are wooing the book seller, which is getting booted from its 32,000-square-foot Newton warehouse.

Mindy Kaling, left,  and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.

How Cory Booker landed a dinner date with Mindy Kaling

A joke about Newark, New Jersey, on “The Mindy Project” led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling.

Sean Mannion is a former Boston boxer who is the subject of the documentary “Rocky Ros Muc.” The documentary makes its world premiere Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre as part of Boston’s Irish Film Festival.

Inside and outside the ring with former Boston boxer Sean Mannion

“Rocky Ros Muc,” a documentary about former Boston boxer Sean Mannion, makes its world premiere Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre as part of Boston’s Irish Film Festival.

Misa Kuranaga (left) and Junxiong Zhao in a rehearsal of Balanchine’s “Donizetti Variations” at Boston Opera House.

Dance Review

Boston Ballet flies high, spreads wings in smart program

Balanchine’s “Donizetti Variations” was the highlight of the evening, but the two works that came after, Jirí Kylián’s “Wings of Wax” and Alexander Ekman’s “Cacti,” more than held their own.

Michael Che (right) and Colin Jost during Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live.”


Michael Che of ‘Saturday Night Live’ stands by Boston comment

Che earlier this year said Boston is “the most racist city” he’s ever been to.

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and guest conductor Francois-Xavier Roth performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Thursday night.

Music Review

BSO and cellist Alisa Weilerstein explore the edges of dreaming

A profoundly physical player with a dark and intoxicating timbre, Weilerstein was the perfect guide through the sonic landscape of Matthias Pintscher’s new cello concerto, “un despertar.”

The outdoor yard sale at New England Mobile Book Fair in 2013.

The New England Mobile Book Fair’s expected move strikes a chord

A lot of people reached out about loving the book store, which may have to close if it doesn’t find smaller and more affordable space.

Casey Affleck (right) with his brother Ben at the Academy Awards in February.


Casey Affleck is now in the tabloid crosshairs

Since he won the Oscar, the younger Affleck is suddenly a favorite of celebrity websites.

John Mayer (left) performed with Dead & Company in July 2016 at Fenway Park.


John Mayer learned about music, not love, at Berklee

The singer apparently missed Relationships 101 during his two semesters in Boston.

A scene from “Marathon: The Patriots’ Day Bombing.”

doc talk | peter keough

ReelAbilities Film Festival aims to spark dialogue

Finding an audience for films about people with disabilities can be difficult, but the ReelAbilities Film Festival is up to the challenge.

Jamaica Plain resident Duy Doan is this year’s winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize.

new england literary news | NINA MACLAUGHLIN

Jamaica Plain poet wins Yale younger poets prize

Late last month, Duy Doan got a phone call telling him that he’d won the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious literary awards.

A scene from Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer’s “Check It!”, screening April 5 at the Museum of Fine Arts.

in focus

Navigating reality at the Wicked Queer festival

The LGBT event has always presented a strong slate of trenchant, timely documentaries. This year they take on issues of community, family, politics, and individuality.


Dear Facebook Messenger, I need you to calm down

Collecting and hoarding new functions, you tried to be all things to all people, but just ended up a Swiss army app that hangs largely unused on my Keychain.

book review

In these mysteries, trouble is at hand

Reviews of three recent titles: “August Moon” by Stephen Mack Jones, “Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly” by Adrian McKinty, and “Conviction” by Julia Dahl.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

A biographer of the English language

In “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries” Kory Stamper describes her work crafting definitions for Merriam-Webster.

Jonny Mars in “Discreet,” directed by Travis Mathews. The film makes its US premiere as part of the Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival.

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Boston’s LGBT festival has moves and ‘Groves’

With thought-provoking films and filmmakers, the LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 33rd year.

book review

Her mother long dead, a girl traces her parents’ lives through her father’s bullet wounds

The mother’s absence sits at the core of Hannah Tinti’s beautifully constructed second novel,

Vince Staples performed onstage during the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club last year in Indio, California.

Rapper Vince Staples speaks a language of hard truths and lessons learned

The hip-hop star writes what he knows.